Dimensions: 34" x 24"
Materials: #6-cut wool on monk's cloth
Designed by Jan Winter and Rhonda Casper and hooked by Jan Winter, Hollywood, California, 2013. Photo by Joe Wolcott.
Featured in: Celebration XXIV
Jan Winter enjoys fiber arts in general but finds rug hooking to be a combination of everything she loves about fiberwork. "The repetitive motion of rug hooking is relaxing and meditative, while color planning and designing are mentally stimulating," she says. "It's wonderful to have a hobby that is good both alone and as a sociable pastime with friends."
Jan's friend Rhonda Casper became an integral part of the design of this rug. "This year, I was inspired by artwork of a supernova but wanted to work with a floral form. So I decided to combine the two ideas into one piece. I wanted to show the cycle of life, from death to the exuberant explosion of life in the spring," she says. "Rhonda helped me design the rug using Photoshop. Because of my limited drawing skills, we did it all with simple shapes: twisted, stretched, and repeated to make the flower, leaf, and border forms."
- Jan Winter, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018